Colin Mackenzie, first Surveyor-General of India, is well known for his monumental work that laid the foundation for the collection, cataloguing, preservation and publication of many ancient Indian documents and  literatures. What is, however, little known is that Mackenzie in his endeavours depended heavily on one man, Kavelli Venkata Boria, a Telugu Brahmin who followed Mackenzie like a shadow from 1796 till his demise in 1803 at the age of 26. In order to know who Kavelli Venkata